Important note The "Flower bodice" draping technique is innovated and coined by Elena Ryleeva
“Flower bodice” dress - a complete dress draping course with three-dimensional sculptural front bodice shaped as a flower. The uniqueness of this particular sculptural technique is that the bodice’ front part is cut and draped from a single piece of fabric.
Alongside with learning how to drape 3D flower structure on the bodice’ part of a garment, the students study the entire process of draping the off-shoulder gown - the front, the back and the skirt. Flared skirt with added pleats at the front and back provides voluminous shape and wide hemline. We consider some variations of skirts in this project as well. In addition to learning the draping steps of the skirt, the students will get instructions on achieving simpler skirt’ shapes that match with the sculptured bodice.
As always, Elena encourages students to experiment with sculpturing techniques and shows some try-outs before she comes up with the final shape.
3 months access to the video-lessons
About 2-hour of lessons record
Tutor support and feedback
Draping the base from single piece
Draping the flower, tryouts
Draping the flower final version
Draping the flower bodice waist line
Marking the flower drape
Completing the flower bodice front
Draping the back pieces
Trueing back pieces
Designing the skirt for the dress
Draping flared skirt with pleats, front
Marking and trueing the skirt
Marking the skirt hemline
Demonstrating completed project
Adding a small "petal"